Rutherford, NJ Plane Crashes, May 1960


Rutherford, N.J. (AP) -- Four Rhode Island men were killed yesterday when their business plane fell through rainy skies and crashed in a residential neighborhood.
The single-engine plane blew into pieces after clipping a house on Orient Way. The bodies of the pilot and his three passengers hurtled onto the porch of a house across the street.
Wreckage strewed a wide area and power lines snapped. The plane did not burn.
Three of the victims worked for American Tube Products Co. of West Warwick, R.I., and were flying to New York. The plane a Cessna 182 had begun approaching Tetterboro Airport four miles away for an instrument landing when it crashed.
Killed were:
The pilot, DAVID SHEPHERD of Cranston, R. I., a retired Army officer.
NICHOLAS FOLOKY of Cranston, director of engineering for the company.
JOHN GILLIS of Norwood, R. I. manager of the company's Weldmore division.
DR. J. PHILIP FEELEY, 39, a dental surgeon of Barrington, R. I.

The Troy Record New York 1960-05-24


Although, I was just a few

Although, I was just a few years old at the time... My father was at this scene as a Rutherford Police officer... Cookie Blackledge... He never forgot such a horrific day...